VATICAN CITY, FEB 3, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:
- Appointed Bishop Oscar Domingo Sarlinga, auxiliary of Mercedes-Lujan, Argentina, as bishop of Zarate-Campana (area 5,903, population 660,500, Catholics 600,000, priests 58, permanent deacons 2, religious 154), Argentina. He succeeds Bishop Rafael Eleuterio Rey, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
- Appointed Bishop John Choi Young-su, auxiliary of Daegu, Korea, as coadjutor archbishop of the same archdiocese (area 9,128, population 4,466,810, Catholics 402,958, priests 315, religious 1,048).
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